I was really looking forward to testing out my new Nike Breathe Cool Short Sleeve Top, and tights today at oly lifting because we have moved into a warm weather streak in Vancouver and this top seems to be made for this weather. I actually purchased it in mind for an up coming Las Vegas trip. I also wanted to test how warm these tights where going to be. The top is very light and gauzy, and it’s made of a recycled polyester material. It’s incredibly lightweight and feels as light as a thin grocery bag. It actually reminds me a lot of silk, but without being high maintenance. I don’t think I’ve ever felt a tee or tank as light as this. It’s really nice because it’s got an irregular loose and open weave so the air breezes right through it, but I don’t feel exposed at all. I am slightly worried that it’s so delicate that it will snag, but I’ve put it through the test a bit with some rough surfaces at crossfit, stretched the material, dragged my nails across it and it’s not snagged so far. I think velcro would probably be the thing to snag it. Time will tell. I was told I could exchange it if it did snag but I’d rather it last because I really love this shirt. I was extremely impressed by these tights also. Typically, even with my favourite run crops and high waisted tights I’m constantly pulling them up and readjusting during workouts but these stayed firmly in place the entire workout. I don’t know if it’s because the hip and upper thigh area is tighter, or maybe it’s a combination of tighter hip/waste area and looser quad area…. I don’t know but they stayed in place perfectly. As for warmth, I’d say these are as cool as my pace rivals but slightly warmer than my fast and frees.
We did more jerk drills today with the bar behind the neck. This is a light weight for me for clean and jerks but actually pretty heavy for the behind the neck portion of the drill. I went up 15lbs each side from this same drill on Tuesday.
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Cristina founded The Sweat Edit in 2010. She lives with her husband, two daughters and two boston terrier fur daughters in Vancouver, BC. Cristina dabbles in many creative hobbies such as drawing, painting, and jewelry design which sometimes makes it's way here on the blog. Cristina enjoys various sweaty pursuits such as Peloton spin, olympic weightlifting and running.